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~ April is National Poetry Month ~

Celebrate with these books from Candlewick Press

Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This wide-ranging collection of bedtime poems is an inspired baby gift—and a book that will find a treasured place on children’s nightstands everywhere.

September 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763642495 ~ $21.99 ~ Ages 0-5


 

 

In the Wild

Written by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

The stellar team who brought us On the Farm present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, wry poems and vibrant woodcuts.

August 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763644970 ~ $16.99 ~ Ages 4-7


A Primer about the Flag

Written by Marvin Bell, Illustrated by Chris Raschka

We see all sorts of flags every day. But why do we have them, and what are they for? Here is an exploration that may inspire children who are creating their own flags, along with poetry fans and inquisitive minds of all ages.

March 2008 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763649913 ~ $15.99 ~ Ages 4-8

Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teens – Now in paperback!

Edited by Betsy Franco

Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating.

December 2010 ~ Paperback ~ ISBN 9780763648398 ~ $6.99 ~ Ages 14 and up

 


Twelve Round to Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali – Now in paperback!

Written by Charles R. Smith Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier

A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK! The rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs, while bold collage artwork matches every move–capturing the “Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme” who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali.

August 2010 ~ Paperback ~ ISBN 9780763650025 ~ $10.99 ~ Ages 10 and Up

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We love books at our house.  I can be assured that any new book I bring into the house will be carefully studied by my three children.  I was a little worried about my youngest, it took him a while to catch on to the joy of reading.  But I am happy to say that at 17 months he now loves to read.  He will frequently bring me a book and give me that pleading look.  I am almost always willing to oblige.

We received Twelve Rounds to Glory, In the Wild, and Falling Hard to review.  Twelve Rounds to Glory tells the amazing story of Muhammad Ali through poetry.  There is a lot of writing on each page and only my eldest son at age six was able to hold interest in this one.  I would definitely recommend it for older children.  Muhammad Ali is such an interesting guy and this book does a great job of describing the story of his life through poetry.  Here is my eldest checking it out.

Falling Hard is a collection of love poems from teenagers.  I know what you’re thinking.  Sure some of the poems are sappy, but there are many that are beautiful.  I am not a poetry writer and it is amazing what young minds can create.  I was touched by quite a few lovely ones.  This one comes from Lili Martinez age 14- “i will put on a dress and spin into the lake, float down, down in the peaceful swirling water and land on the bottom and lie on the rocks for the eternity of a kiss”.

In the Wild was easily my children’s favorite.  Actually my middle son, age 3, picked this story again and again, but I was not annoyed as it is a fun book to read.  The poems are very simple and the pictures are wonderful.  My middle son loves all the different animals in the book.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with young kids.  It is an easy, fun way to introduce poetry.

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Candlewick Press is providing one lucky Mama Report reader their own copy of In the Wild!

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One lucky reader will be selected using Random.org on April 4th, 2011.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.  U.S. entries only

 

I received the above mentioned books to review, however all opinions are my own.

 

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